Nation/World

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Battle For Fox

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 17, the 168th day of 2018. There are 197 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses. On this...


World

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

Russia Soccer WCup Egypt Uruguay

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Egypt...


Business , National

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

Film Review Incredibles 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped “Incredibles 2” become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned...


Business , National

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Detroit Train Station Ford

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford...


National

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Immigration Holding Facility

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an...


World

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

Macedonia Greece-15

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for...


World

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Europe Migrants Far Right

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group’s ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel...


World

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

Afghanistan Explosion

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. The Taliban later rejected an extension...


World

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel. No one was injured in the strikes, but it marked an escalation in Israel’s response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on fields...


World

Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen's Hodeida

Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen carried out airstrikes on the airport in the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, witnesses said on Sunday, as fighting raged on for the fifth day in the port city that’s a lifeline to most of Yemen’s population. Sunday’s...


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